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ABC
Jan 30, 2014 6:30pm EST
drivers slog home. abc's steve osunsami tells us about the people still digging out. >> reporter: how dangerous still is the ice in the south? watch carefully, this video from alabama. the tow truck driver clearing one accident, nearly became another. in atlanta, today, they started moving abandoned cars from the middle of the roads in the melting ice, with their bare hands. today, the national guard took families who walked all the way to shelters, back to the cars they abandoned in the snow. >> i've not been home since tuesday. >> reporter: since tuesday. >> yes. yes. >> reporter: audrey williams, still in her high heels from work. >> we're going home. and i want to go get my bed and go to sleep. hello? >> reporter: georgia's governor and other state officials apologized today for not shutting the city down before the snow. >> i'm the governor. the buck stops with me. i accept the responsibility for it. >> reporter: just such a mess. nearly 1,500 wrecks. heard clearly in 911 calls, released today. >> i got a patch and i spin out. and i'm afraid to move now because traffic is coming.
ABC
Jan 1, 2014 5:30pm PST
to be doing quite well under the circumstances. here's abc's steve osunsami now. >> reporter: the latest from a bush family spokesperson is that the former first lady is in good spirits and taking visits from relatives at this houston hospital, the same hospital where her husband, president george h.w. bush was struggling with a serious case of bronchitis last year. houston methodist says that 88-year-old barbara bush came in with early signs of pneumonia. >> she has a big, big heart. >> reporter: friends and aides report that doctors have given her an excellent prognosis. >> barbara bush is a tough gal who will outlive us all. but our love is with her because she's not just a former first lady of america, she's the first lady of our hearts. >> reporter: to say she's beloved is an understatement. here's her reflection on her son when he was living in the white house. >> now to see that same fellow that i used to drive around in little league car pools and i used to yell at to please pick up his room, to see him as president is truly amazing. >> reporter: in a statement today president obama w
ABC
Jan 7, 2014 5:30pm PST
's steve osunsami. >> reporter: surgeons at duke university say this is a first. 7-year-old kaelyn krawczyk is heading into a risky operation to deal with a kidney infection. and they're bringing her pet dog to stand watch. >> what are you going to dream about? >> j.j. >> reporter: her dog, j.j., is trained to smell when she's in trouble. k.k., as her family calls her, lives every day with mastocytosis, which causes life-threatening reactions to everyday things. and she's especially sensitive to anesthesia. we saw how it works at her home. this is j.j. alerting, sensing a reaction coming on, smelling a change. it didn't take her a minute to run down to this cabinet door, and get the medical kit. >> good job. >> reporter: doctors say the dog's nose works better than their machines. >> the procedure went great. and j.j. gave us a few little warning signs that maybe something might have been started. but calmed down very quickly. >> reporter: and to think, j.j. was abandoned at five weeks old. but she stood out to trainer deb cunningham, who searches the shelters for trainable puppies. >> you
ABC
Jan 9, 2014 5:30pm PST
and the worry about floods. here's abc's steve osunsami on the new mess out there tonight. >> reporter: on lake michigan there were giant balls of ice, rolling onto the shore. but they won't stay there long. from chicago to new orleans, temperatures are rising as much as 40 degrees. river flooding now possible. this was georgia on monday. and this was that same water fountain today. in the south, where the thaw has already started, the warmth is revealing disasters. >> i didn't know whether to cry, turn around and go out the door or what to do because i had never saw anything like this before. >> reporter: families have been waking up to sometimes thousands of dollars in damage from frozen water pipes that busted. >> it took out the ceilings in the bathroom and master bath. >> reporter: here's what's happening. water that was trapped in pipes froze and expanded, putting thousands of pounds of pressure on pipes that busted on sunday and monday, started melting on tuesday and wednesday, and are flooding homes tonight. >> it was cascading out from the eaves kind of like a waterfall. and i knew som
ABC
Jan 13, 2014 5:30pm PST
lives. abc's steve osunsami has the very latest. >> reporter: the shooting happened during the movie previews at a cinebistro, a high-end movie theater and restaurant chain. >> at approximately 1:30, the pasco sheriff's office got an emergency call in reference to a shooting at this movie theater. there's going to be a lot of people that were inside this theater when this happened. >> reporter: police at the scene said chad olson and his wife, nicole, were there to see "lone survivor." and he was using a cell phone, was texting and making noise. that's when they say 71-year-old curtis reeves, sitting behind them, got fed up and went for the manager. >> he came back very irritated out there to management. they started arguing, again, about the cell phone. the guy who was shot said something, i just was texting my daughter. 3-year-old daughter. >> reporter: we're now learning the 71-year-old was a retired tampa police officer. and when he got back to his seat, he fought with the couple and pulled out a gun. >> then, somebody throws popcorn. i'm not sure who threw the popcorn. and then,
ABC
Jan 8, 2014 4:00am EST
we're talking about needed her dog to save her life every day. abc's steve osunsami has their story. >> reporter: duke university says this is a first, 7-year-old kalon crossic is heading into a risky operation to deal with a kidney infection and they're bringing her pet dog to stand watch. >> what are you going to dream about? >> jj. >> reporter: her dog is trained to smell when she's in trouble. kk as her family calls her lives every day with a disease that causes life-threatening reactions to everyday things and she's especially sensitive to anesthesia. we saw how it works at her home. this is jj alerting. a reaction coming on smelling the change. it didn't take her a minute to run down to this cabinet door and get the medical kit. >> good job. >> reporter: doctors say the dog's nose works better than their machines. >> the procedure went great and jj gave us a few warning signs something might have been started but calmed down quickly. >> reporter: to think jj was abandoned at 5 weeks old but she stood out to trainer deb cunningham who searches the shelters for trainable puppies
ABC
Jan 11, 2014 4:00am PST
. so what happened here? abc's steve osunsami has more. >> reporter: heather elvis' family and friends mounting a search again this morning. teams of volunteers fanning across south carolina in the bitter cold searching by boat, by atv, on foot and horseback. >> no amount of attention, no amount of law enforcement. no amount of work, effort that i do or anybody does is ever going to be enough until she's back home again. >> the 20-year-old disappeared after a date in the early morning hours of december 18th. police say the young man she was with had nothing to do with her disappearance and say they have no person of interest. >> there's no clear indication of why she left the apartment again after the date. there's no obvious signs of anything that occurred at the apartment. >> reporter: earlier that night her date was teaching her how to drive a stick shift in this mall parking lot and called a friend to say how well the date went. her father says she sent him a text. this was it picture her driving the car that night. >> for years i'm trying to teach her how to drive one and i didn't
ABC
Jan 11, 2014 7:00am PST
america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> let's hope they do find her. >> yes, let's hope for that. >> okay. let's get an update of the morning's top stories with ron this half hour. >> hi again, bianna and dan. good morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news. ariel sharon has died. he served his country for half a century after a distinguished and sometimes controversial military career, he went into politics holding a number of cabinet posts. he was elected prime minister in 2001 and led israel's historic withdrawal from the gaza strip in 2005. ariel sharon was 85 years of age. >>> and the big thaw as the weather heats up in much of the country. melting ice and snow, they are now the threw threat to cause widespread dangerous flooding in florida. two people were killed as a result of the rising waters in palm beach county. 22 inches of rain caused flash flooding there. >>> and a fiery scene in north carolina as gas lines exploded sending flames 75 feet in the air. fire officials say a major gas line ruptured triggering that fire. area businesses as well as residents had to be
ABC
Jan 24, 2014 5:30pm PST
or a different day because of the cold? but first, abc's steve osunsami on the urgent call for drivers to stay home. >> exit ramp to 45 is closed. >> reporter: authorities today warning people to stay off the roads and so many people aren't listening. two people died in traffic accidents in louisiana. police near austin, texas, tell us they've responded to more than 250 crashes and houston had double that. are you okay? are you crying? amy alexander went out for a run to the grocery store and got into a wreck along the way. >> you can't control it. you hit a patch of ice and you're gone, that's it. >> reporter: and here's what happened to a houston police officer helping back up this bus that got stuck on the ice -- hopefully, that didn't hurt. outside chicago, they reopened i-94 this morning after this terrible pile-up, three people died. witnesses say it looked like a war zone. >> the collision was a war zone. it was like boom. louder than a gunshot. >> reporter: it was heartbreaking work for firefighters in quebec, canada, so cold, they're having to use steam to melt the ice at the scene of
ABC
Jan 28, 2014 5:30pm PST
, where the palm trees are frozen and the fountains are icicles. abc's steve osunsami standing by in greenville, north carolina. >> reporter: first, a blizzard. and now, brutal cold for parts of the midwest. windchills as low as 40 below. the first time in years the south is really feeling it, too. governors sending in the national guard to deal with a rare snow and ice storm. as soon as the first snowflakes fell, school officials across nine southern states started cancelling classes. the icy roads here, no place for a school bus. outside asheville, north carolina, six teenagers were on the bus ride home when they flipped the on the ice. and one of them had to be hospitalized. >> just come around the curb. just slid off in the ditch. >> reporter: tonight, schoolchildren in alabama are stuck at school. the roads, too dangerous for parents to come get them. >> if you trust your teacher to take care of your child during the day, they will be taken care of tonight. >> reporter: this was a freeway in austin, texas, today. police here reporting more than 214 accidents and counting.
ABC
Jan 3, 2014 5:30pm PST
's steve osunsami with our persons of the week. >> reporter: elliott shirback is a young man with downs syndrome who overheard something hurtful at the grocery store with his mother. you left your idiot kid in the lane, the guy said. ann daggette says she asked her son what would cheer him up. he told her 100 christmas cards, she took it to her facebook page, if anyone could send him a card, he would love it. thousands came in the mail. >> wow. i got 2,000 christmas cards from every person that gave to me around the world. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: tonight elliott and so many others are cheering the every day people, who took a second out of their day this busy holiday season to do something so little. to dana hoffman, and her daughter emily in ohio, who found a bag of presents that fell from the roof of a car and found the little boy they were meant for. >> i was just hoping somebody out there would know somebody that lost these gifts. >> reporter: to those secret santas who left thousand dollar tips for their waiters and went to walmart stores across the country and paid off lay
ABC
Jan 10, 2014 1:40am PST
are stunned. here is abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: on lake michigan, there were giant balls of ice rolling onto the shore. but they won't stay there for long. from chicago to new orleans, temperatures are rising as much as 40 degrees. river flooding now possible. in the south where the thaw has already started, the warmth is revealing disasters. >> i don't know whether to cry, turn around and go back out or what to do. i never saw nothing like this before. >> reporter: families have been waking up to sometimes thousands of dollars of damage from frozen water pipes that busted. >> it took out the ceiling in the bathroom, master bath. >> reporter: here's what's happening. water that was trapped in pipes, froze and expanded, putting thousands of pounds of pressure on pipes that busted sunday and monday. started melting on tuesday and wednesday, and are flooding homes. >> it was cascading from the eaves, like a waterfall, and i knew something burst. >> reporter: flooded families in nashville have to wait. the plumbers have been overwhelmed. >> we have been flooded every day, 234 hours
ABC
Jan 14, 2014 1:42am PST
-old daughter. here is steve osunsami. >> the shooting happened during the movie previews at a high end movie theater and restaurant chain. >> the sheriff's office got an emergency call in reference to a shooting at this movie theater. there's going to be a lot of people that were inside this theater when this happened. >> police on the scene say that chad olson and his wife, nicole, were there to see "lone survivor" and he was using a cell phone and was texting and making noise. that's when 71-year-old curtis reeves, sitting behind them, got fed up and went to the manager. >> he came back very irritated without theater management. they started arguing again about the cell phone. the guy who was shot said something, i just was texting my daughter, 3-year-old daughter. >> we are now learning the 71-year-old was a retired tampa police officer. and when he got back to his seat, he fought with the couple and pulled out a gun. >> when somebody throws popcorn, i'm not sure who threw the popcorn, then bang, he was shot. he staggered two seats over, fell on my son and i. >> an off-duty officer kept t
ABC
Jan 24, 2014 6:30pm EST
day because of the cold. but first, steve osunsami on the urgent call for people to stay home. >> reporter: authorities today warning people to stay off the road and so many people aren't listening. two people died in traffic accidents in louisiana. police near austin, texas, tell us they've responded to more than 260 crashes and houston had double that. amy alexander went out for a run to the grocery store and got into a wreck along the way. >> you can't control it. you hit a patch of ice and you're gone. that's it. >> reporter: and here what happened to a houston police officer helping back up this bus that got stuck on the ice -- >> the collision was a war zone. louder than a gunshot. >> reporter: it was heartbreaking work for firefighters in quebec, canada, so cold, they're having to use steam to melt the ice at the scene of this deadly fire at a seniors home. eight people were killed, dozens are unaccounted for and they're worried there are still victims inside behind the ice. >> every person that's involved in this operation -- people are working very hard. >> reporter:
ABC
Jan 29, 2014 2:12am PST
that not even the road salt will melt as the temperatures drop into the teens. as abc's steve osunsami reports, this is an unusual storm that is catching southerners completely offguard. >> reporter: first a blizzard and now brutal cold for parts of the midwest. windchills as low as 40 below. first time in years the south is really feeling it too. governors sending in the national guard to deal with a rare snow and ice storm. as soon as the first snowflakes fell, school officials across nine southern states started canceling classes. the icy roads here, no place for a school bus. outside asheville, north carolina, six teenagers were on the bus ride home when they flipped on the ice and one had to be hospitalized. >> just coming around the curve and just slid off in the ditch. >> reporter: school children in alabama are stuck at school. the roads too dangerous for parents to come get them. >> if you trust your teacher to take care of your child during the day, they will be taken care of tonight. >> reporter: this was a freeway in austin, texas. police here reporting more than 214 accidents and
ABC
Jan 3, 2014 7:00am PST
his wife. abc's steve osunsami has more on what turned out to be a very emotional day in court. >> i'm afraid for my life. >> reporter: an emotional michelle jones, begging a south carolina judge to slam the jail shut on her own husband. retired charleston firefighter, clinton jones. >> he has no remorse. he needs to stay behind bars. >> reporter: prosecutors say he offered $8,000 on new year's eve to a hitman he hoped would kill his wife. but the man turned out to be an undercover officer. in this police report, investigators say he thought michelle jones was about to leave him and take the kids. >> when you go to extreme of wanting to hire somebody to murder your wife, that's life-changing. >> reporter: according to police, the retired fire captain gave the undercover officer his wife's photo and a work address. and asked him to make sure that he finished off his wife because he did not want to visit her in the hospital. >> i don't know why i would talk about such a thing. it's not me. i would never hurt anybody in my life. i help people. >> reporter: family members tell us he hasn
ABC
Jan 8, 2014 1:40am PST
, not twice, but every day. abc's steve osunsami has the amazing story. >> reporter: researchers at duke university say this is a first. 7-year-old kate is headed into an operation for a kidney operation and they are bringing her pet dog to stand in and watch. >> what are you going to dream about? >> j.j. >> >> reporter: her dog, j.j., is trained to smell when she's in trouble. she lives every day with a disease causing life-threatening reaction to everyday things. kk is especially sensitive to anesthesia. we saw how it works at her home. this is j.j. alerting. finding a reaction coming up. smelling a change. it didn't take her a minute to run down to this cabinet door and get the medical kit. doctors say the dog's nose works better than their machines. >> the procedure went great and j.j. gave us a few warning signs that something was starting but calmed down very quickly. >> reporter: and to think j.j. was abandoned at 5 weeks old but she stood out to deb cunningham who searches the shelters for trainable puppies. >> you want one who's confident and is going to say, hey, i need you to
ABC
Jan 24, 2014 7:00am PST
. and the place that's happening right now would be houston. that's where we find steve osunsami. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, ginger. this isn't something you see every day in houston. temperatures around the freezing mark. they're used to tropical storms here but not this winter weather advisory that's expected to continue to at least noon today. real problem for the city. the issue here are the overpasses and bridges that are blocked off because of the cold, because of ice on the roads and because of that schools are delayed until at least noon today and canceled in some parts. they're telling families if they don't have to be out on the roads, to stay home, george and robin. >> okay, thanks. >>> travel nightmares on the train tracks too. this one in the northeast where thousands of passengers were delayed for hours last night when the train simply stopped. federal investigators now looking into what caused it overnight and john muller has the story. >> reporter: two of the nation's largest rail systems partially shutting down for hours literally stopping thousands of pas
ABC
Jan 29, 2014 7:00am PST
carolina where we find our steve osunsami. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, ginger. governors across the south declaring states of emergencies. this is normally a busy thorough fair here in greenville, north carolina. covered in snow and ice. the cities don't have equipment to deal with it. the city of new orleans doesn't own a snowplow and this city only has three. this morning, the brutal cold, snow and ice are paralyzing the south. traffic in central alabama going nowhere. overnight the highways turned into parking lots. hundreds of abandoned vehicles still on the freeways this morning. >> it is not moving at all. it's at a complete standstill. >> reporter: these two women said it's a wrap. left their cars on the icy roads and walked back to their office. >> people are blocking the intersection and getting out of their cars and walking. >> reporter: it was so bad people were spending the night in grocery stores. in atlanta, sheer chaos, the roads were solid sheets of ice. cars flying right and left. and when night fell, brake lights as far as the eye can see. >>
ABC
Jan 2, 2014 7:00am PST
after a year and a half on the run. he's now headed for a courtroom today. and steve osunsami in atlanta this morning, where price was arrested. steve, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. investigators have been searching the world for this man and thought he might be sailing the seas. but after what was a routine traffic stop where he was pulled over for tinted windows, he's back home at georgia this morning and facing a judge. this was aubrey lee price, in happier days, when prosecutors say the former georgia bank official was stealing millions from unsuspecting investors. and this is what he looks like now, arrested in georgia on new year's eve, way different than the 47-year-old executive wanted by the fbi for more than a year. >> this is a great way to start out the new year for us. >> reporter: wendy cross is one of 115 investors from florida and georgia that prosecutors say he swindled. she lost $360,000. >> he's a thief and a liar. >> reporter: according to the criminal complaint, price collected about $40 million and used that money to invest in a failing georgia ban
ABC
Jan 14, 2014 7:00am PST
the previews. abc's steve osunsami is on the scene just outside tampa. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, george. this is a high-end theater with incredibly comfortable leather chairs and waiters and waitresses who bring food and drinks right to your seats. it was quite a shock when someone pulled out a gun. they were there to watch "lone survivor." >> more than ten guys. i'd say an army. >> reporter: long before the gunfire got started on the screen it was happening for real during the previews. police say it all started when retired tampa police captain curtis reeves, seen here wearing a white jump suit, got fed up with the couple on their cell phone in front of him and his wife. police say that 43-year-old chad oulson seen in this news report from 2011, and his wife, nicole, pictured on their facebook pages, were reportedly talking loudly and texting away. >> curtis reeves asked him a few times to please turn off his phone. chad decided not to. >> reporter: the 71-year-old retired policeman went for the manager but came back alone. police say the two men started arguing. oulso
ABC
Jan 30, 2014 7:00am PST
osunsami is in atlanta with more on that right now. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, robin. i just can't underline, robin, how awful this was for families here who are demanding answers from their state and local officials, those same authorities this morning are saying that part of their problem was the forecast. this morning, the fight over how this happened isn't going away. georgia's governor explaining he and other leaders were caught off guard because the forecast kept changing. >> earlier tonight we were under a winter storm watch. that was canceled. >> reporter: at one point the only accumulating snow was expected to fall south of the city. >> at that time it was still in most of the forecast anticipated that the city of atlanta would only have a mild dusting or a very small accumulation, if any. preparations were made for those predictions. >> reporter: well, that didn't sit well with forecasters who erupted. the national weather service saying they were two days in advance and they appropriately issued a series of outlooks, watches and warnings. the president of t
ABC
Jan 15, 2014 7:00am PST
texting is behind bars this morning. steve osunsami that has story. >> reporter: he's the retired tampa police captain charged with second degree murder making his first court appearance in a thick green bulletproof vest designed to protect and restrict high-profile defendants. >> what i ask the public not to rush to judgment. this individual was a decorated former law enforcement officer. >> reporter: police say 71-year-old curtis reeves began arguing with the man sitting in front of him at a showing of "lone survivor" and then shot him dead because he wouldn't stop texting. >> he's a godly man. >> reporter: his family and long-time supporters from the law enforcement community packed the courtroom but the judge ordered him held without bond. he did not enter a plea. >> the evidence of guilt is significant. >> reporter: police say reeves shot and killed 43-year-old chad oulson seen in this video from 2011 and say he wounded oulson's wife nicole who tried to block the gunshot. they have a young daughter and this morning we're learning he was texting their baby-sitter. lawyers for the re
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